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Current engagement opportunities

Engage Ottawa

The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs, and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online engagement opportunities, your feedback helps to shape City decisions.

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to engage, share information and collaborate. You can weigh in on different online engagement opportunities using the City’s new innovative engagement platform, Engage Ottawa.

Online engagement events

 

  • Women and Gender Equity Strategy Phase 2
    • The City’s Community & Social Services Department is seeking input from residents to shape Phase 2 of the Women & Gender Equity Strategy (WGES)(External link). The WGES ensures that the City of Ottawa’s services, strategies, and plans integrate women and gender equity and equality. Feedback from this engagement campaign will be collected from members of the public through a series of consultation meetings and an online survey held in May and June 2022.

Online engagement

  • Luc Major Park – Basketball Court Renewal
    • The basketball courts at Luc Major Park have deteriorated significantly in the last few years where large linear cracks now run throughout the courts in various locations. The asphalt is showing cracking and exposed aggregates due to loss of asphalt bonding agents.
  • Harkness Park – Tennis Court Renewal
    • The tennis courts at Harkness Park have deteriorated significantly in the last few years where large linear cracks now run throughout the courts in various locations. The asphalt is showing cracking and exposed aggregates due to loss of asphalt bonding agents.
  • Father Richard Ward Park – Pathway Renewal
    • The current pathways are in poor condition and require complete subbase and asphalt replacement. Major heaving, ponding and cracking are present throughout the pathway system making the pathway not accessible nor passible.
  • New Zoning By-law
    • The City of Ottawa is developing a new comprehensive Zoning By-law for approval by Council in 2025. The by-law will implement the policies and directions in the new Official Plan adopted by Council in October 2021. 
  • Review and Update of Ditch Alteration Policy
    • The City of Ottawa has approximately 8,500 km of watermains and sewers, with a further 6,010 km of roadside ditches. The current Ditch Alteration Policy was put in place in 2008 and is being updated to better align with other City of Ottawa policy's related to storm water and sewage systems.
  • Old Ottawa East Community Centre and Forecourt Park
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the potential development of the Old Ottawa East Community Centre as well as the adjacent Forecourt Park, located in Old Ottawa East, 205 Scholastic Drive – Deschâtelets building.
  • Climate Resiliency Strategy
    • The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.
  • Parkland Dedication By-law Review
    • The new parkland dedication by-law will reflect the direction of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (2021) and the new Official Plan to ensure that new parks meet the needs of a growing and intensifying city.
  • Public Realm Plan for Stittsville Main Street
    • The City is developing a new Public Realm Plan in the Stittsville community for Stittsville Main Street from Hazeldean Road to Bobcat Way that will help inform the street’s revitalization.
  • Community Benefits Charge Strategy
    • The City of Ottawa has begun work on a proposal to establish a new Community Benefits Charge (CBC) By-law and strategy replacing the current Planning Act, Section 37 provisions.
  • Building Permits and Land Development Applications
    • The City of Ottawa has undertaken a multi-year, technology project to replace components of the 20-year-old Municipal Application Partnership (MAP) software solution. The MAP software solution currently used for land development applications, permits and licensing by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department (PIEDD) has reached end-of-life and requires modernization.
  • Remembering Ottawa: Stories and Legacies
    • As part of its cultural development mandate, the City of Ottawa is developing a municipal commemoration policy to guide commemorative programs and activities in our city.
  • Kanata North Tech Park Community Planning Permit Pilot Study
    • The City of Ottawa has initiated a pilot study to introduce and test the community planning permit (CPP) system in the Kanata North Tech Park

Ongoing engagement opportunities

  • Anti-racism and ethnocultural relations
    • Help us better address racism in our city.
  • Bike Parking Strategy 
    • We welcome and encourage your feedback as we develop a Bike Parking Strategy that will ensure the City is able to meet current and future demand for bike parking, and in doing so promote and encourage cycling. 
  • Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
    • Provide your feedback on strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Ottawa.
  • New Official Plan
    • Provide your vision by summer 2021 for the future growth of the city and your feedback on the policy framework that will guide development.
  • Open Ottawa
    • The City provides free access to data and information through its Open Ottawa data portal. As part of the City’s Smart City 2.0 Strategy, we want to hear your ideas on how to improve the portal and what data sets you would like to see.
  • Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan Study
    • Provide your feedback on proposed future development in the Orléans Corridor.
  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the first Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. 
  • Solid Waste Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City should manage solid waste over the next 30 years.
  • Transportation Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.
  • Vision Vanier
    • Ask a question about the Vanier revitalization projects and learn how you can engage with them.
  • Vanier Culture in Action
    • Provide your ideas and opinions on how to improve artistic, heritage and cultural life in Vanier.